The paint repair process | Paintchip London

The paint repair process

How it works

Once you have dropped your car off with us, we follow our standard paint repair process, detailed below:

  1. Preparation

    Clean off damaged panels, and adjacent panels using a solvent degreaser.

  2. Dents and Scratches

    For dents, take the affected area back to clean metal and feather out any paint edges. For scratches, again feather out paint around the scratch.

  3. Prep for primer

    Using specialist sandpaper, prep panels around the repair. Next, mask for primer and apply this to the repair.

  4. Sanding and Masking

    Using specialist sandpaper, prep primer, blow and clean down panel. Next, mask any trims or parts around the panel which do not need to be painted.

  5. Paint Spraying

    Once the car is fully masked and the colour has been matched via colour chips/spray out card/spectrometer, the paint is then applied by our skilled technicians.

  6. Polishing

    Once painted the paint is then polished with a 3-stage machine polisher, bringing the paintwork back to its former glory.

Environmental Impact

Our eco-friendly high-tech spray booth includes a full service water based paint mixing room which enables us to guarantee accurate colour matching to manufacturers specification while avoiding use of toxic chemicals harmful to the environment

The automotive industry is evolving at an exponential rate as its demonstrated by the use of innovative sustainable materials used in manufacturing vehicles today such as aluminium and titanium alloys. Our long running expertise in the industry has encouraged us to re-thinking the efficient of our processes on a job by job basis, enabling use to employ environmentally friendly methods to deliver outstanding results.